The best view of the island can be accomplished if you climb the huge rock where the lighthouse stands. It's an easy climb, and although there is a sign telling you not to trespass, then again, who will tell you not to? Climb it, take pictures, and go back down again. And please, don't play with the lighthouse. It's there for a reason. Take care of...more
The three islands, Isla Choros, Isla Damas and Isla Gaviota are no volcanic islands. Just 100% rock. Not volcanic rock. Anyhow, the sea, the wind and the hand of God has made some beautiful formations as the one in the picture. From Isla Choros, I present to you La Portada (the name resembles the rock formation in Antofagasta which is a much larger...more
If you're hungry, and want to eat something, gather some friends and eat, maybe a sandwich, maybe a cup of coffee, or even a spaguetti dish. This restaurant is open 24-7, and it's got friendly chefs and waiters. When you're hungry, every dish is exquisite. Try the spaguettis. They're amazing.more
The only way to get to Isla Damas is with the boats owned by the fishermen of Punta de Choros. These guys know exactly that they've got the only option to get to the island. But since most of them discovered this fact, they compete with each other when it comes to prices. Don't take the first boat. Ask around. You'll probably find better prices after 15 minutes. At least we did.
Warm clothing, swimsuits
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you need
Photo Equipment: All the batteries, film and whatever you need to take the picture of the lifetime
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good tent, someting to sleep on top (you'll thank me after a few days)
Miscellaneous: WATER!!!! There's no water on the island. Nor food. Nor shops, restaurants, all inclusive hotels or anything. Just Mother Nature and what it has to offer.